The Ohio High School Athletic Association will hand out a total of $66,000 in college scholarships to 54 recent high school student-athlete graduates following final selections made recently by the OHSAA’s six district athletic boards.
Vermilion’s AuBree LaForce was one of the recipients in the Northeast District.
She will attend Denison University and study pre-medicine.
LaForce is Vermilion’s all-time leading girls' basketball scorer and led them to a district championship game for the first time in 18 years this past season. She is also a two-time state medalist as a member of two relay teams at state track in 2012 and 2013.
The OHSAA has conducted its annual college scholarship program for the last 21 years.
The district representatives included Central, East, Northeast, Northwest, Southeast and Southwest.
“These 54 youngsters had outstanding high school athletic careers and they also were exemplary students in the classroom,’’ said OHSAA commissioner Dr. Dan Ross. “They truly represent what it means to be a student-athlete and families and schools are to be commended for helping them achieve great things already.
“I would also like to personally thank the OHSAA Foundation and our corporate partners for their generous support in helping make these scholarships available.”